Association for Corporate Growth- The middle-market mergers and acquisitions organization promoted Amber Landis to vice president of public policy. She will be in charge of advocacy at ACG and will open its Washington, D.C. office by the end of the year. Landis has been with ACG since March 2013 as a director of public policy, most notable, she established the Caucus on Middle Market Growth in the U.S. House of Representatives and also created ACG’s Private Equity Regulatory Task Force. Before joining ACG, Landis worked in Whirlpool Corp.’s D.C. office. For more on Landis and ACG’s public policy, see ACG to Open Office in Washington, D.C. in Public Policy Push.
Ardian- The private investment firm has expanded in Europe by opening an office in Madrid. The office will be led by managing director Juan Angoitia, who heads the firm’s infrastructure group and managing director Gonzalo Fernandez-Albiñana. The latter focuses on mid-cap buyouts. Angoitia has been with Ardian since 2013. He previously spent five years as an investment principal for Citi Infrastructure Investors. Prior to Citi, Angoitia was with Grupo Ferrovial for 10 years. Fernandez-Albiñana joined Ardian in 2015. He previously worked for Investindustrial and 3i in Spain.